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Encyclopedia > Eleuthero
Siberian Ginseng
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Eleutherococcus
Species: E. senticosus
Binomial name
Eleutherococcus senticosus
Rupr. & Maxim.

Siberian ginseng is the common name given to the species Eleutherococcus senticosus. It is named from its herbal properties similar to those of the related ginseng, however it is not a true ginseng as it belongs to a different genus in the Araliaceae. Because of this it is also sometimes called eleuthero.

External links

Siberian ginseng article (http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/substances_view/1,1525,821,00.html)

One more eleuthero article (http://www.allnatural.net/herbpages/eleuthero.shtml)

  Results from FactBites:
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Eleuthero - 500 mg - by NOW Foods Eleuthero use dates back 2,000 years, according to Chinese medicinal records.
In more modern times, eleuthero has been used to increase stamina and endurance in Soviet Olympic athletes.
Russian explorers, divers, sailors, and miners also used eleuthero to prevent stress-related illness.
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